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Russia / Chechnya Unrest / Yeltsin / Christopher Interview #602762

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 06, 1995
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.

(Grozny, Chechnya: Tom Aspell) The Russian military's shelling of the capital city of Chechnya, Russia, featured; scenes shown of the fighting in the streets of Grozny.

(Moscow: John Dancy) The question as to whether Russian President Boris Yeltsin or his political and military advisers are in control examined; his blaming of his own defense minister Pavel Grachev for the renewed bombing and the report from human rights commissioner Sergei Kovalev on conditions in Chechnya noted; scenes shown.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with Secretary of State Warren Christopher about the situation in Russia. [CHRISTOPHER - warns against rushing to judgment about Yeltsin's actions; defends Yeltsin as a reformer; hopes for a peaceful negotiated solution; calls for maintaining a steady relationship with Russia.]

Aspell, Tom;
Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John

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